Terry Anderson is the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former president of PERC (the Property and Environment Research Center), a think tank in Bozeman, Montana, that focuses on market solutions to environmental problems. For more than 3 decades his research has focused on the potential for Native Americans restore the prosperity and dignity they had before becoming dependent on the federal government. In addition, his environmental research helped launch the idea of free market environmentalism and has prompted public debate over the proper role of government in managing natural resources. He currently directs the Hoover Project on Renewing Indigenous Economies.
Anderson received his BS degree from the University of Montana in 1968 and his PhD degree in economics from the University of Washington in 1972, after which he began his teaching career at Montana State University.